Posts tagged maternity
A Beautiful Spring Maternity Session | Durham Maternity Photographer

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to kick off the spring season by capturing maternity photos with Anna and Adam at the American Tobacco Campus! Can I just say they are one of the most down-to-earth and cheerful couples I’ve met, and we laughed a TON during the shoot? :) They are both originally from New York, and moved down to Durham in 2014 for Anna to attend grad school. Ever since the move, they’ve grown very fond of Durham and even got married here! During our portrait consultation, I was so excited to hear they wanted to genuinely capture who they were as a couple and document their excitement as their family was changing. I remember Anna describing this season as a “magical time in their relationship” and I thought that was such a beautiful sentiment!

One of my favorite moments during our photo shoot was when I was capturing portraits of just Anna, and I asked Adam to cheer her on…and he was SO enthusiastic, encouraging, and funny! It was incredibly endearing to see how much Anna laughed and how happy and excited they both were! My other favorite memory from the shoot was when they told me they’ve been doing yoga together to help with the pregnancy, and wanted to capture a photo of them holding a pose. I forget what the pose was called, but they were having so much FUN and laughed so much! I found myself laughing with them and could feel the joy they had! We ended the shoot with them dancing together, as they wanted to remember this sweet moment and re-enact from their wedding :)

Can’t wait till their baby arrives, and we’ll find out soon if it will be a boy or girl! Enjoy scrolling through my favorite photos from the maternity session!

Location: American Tobacco Campus, Durham


Are you in need of Durham Newborn Photographer or Maternity Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

The Prenshaw Family is Growing! | Hillsborough Maternity Photographer

I recently had the honor of taking maternity photos for the Prenshaw family, and it truly was a joy capturing this sweet moment in time for them! When I chatted with Carley over the phone, I remember her telling me she didn’t want to look like a fairy in her maternity photos (think flowy dress, flower crown, and bare belly), but wanted to capture photos of her and Eric that looked genuine and natural. I was thrilled to hear she also loved a natural, authentic style, and hope that encourages any mamas out there that you do not have to bare your belly or wear a crown to make it a maternity photo! Whichever photography style you prefer, go with the style that makes you comfortable and feels the most like YOU!

So back to the shoot, the day of our session was BEAUTIFUL! We captured photos during the golden hour and took photos at the scenic Hillsborough Riverwalk. Carley and Eric were so excited for their photo shoot, they even practiced some poses beforehand! I thought that was so sweet and cute! :) We started our session by taking photos with the famous twig sculpture, which was an artwork they love. If you haven’t seen it yourself, please do consider checking it out—it is truly an amazing piece of work made up of ALL twigs! We continued our session by taking photos on the different pathways, by the river, and on the bridges. One of my favorite spots was taking photos by the river. The light coming down was like from HEAVEN! It was incredibly pretty and illuminated them perfectly!

Most of all, I loved how HAPPY and relaxed they were during the shoot! It honestly made my job so easy to photograph them! I loved every minute of this sweet maternity session and can’t wait to photograph their baby girl once she arrives! Enjoy the photos!

Location: Hillsborough River Walk


Are you in need of Hillsborough Maternity Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

Durham Family Photographer at Eno River | The Zhu Family

Taking portraits for dear friends is always a special honor! I was so excited when Mia reached out for maternity portraits and family photos as they will be expecting a baby GIRL in December! We had a sweet and fun family session at the West Point on Eno River, and my favorite part was when their son Elliot was tossing leaves in the air! The joy that is captured on their faces is priceless :)

Also, I absolutely LOVED their blue and yellow clothing coordination! It totally fit their happy personalities and added a nice warm touch to their photos! Did you know yellow is my favorite color, too? I love it because it's such a happy and cheerful color.

Enjoy getting to know the Zhu family with the photos below, and get ready to celebrate their growing family!

Location: West Point on Eno River


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